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Cassandra M…, Real Estate Pro in Woodstock, GA
Cassandra M Bickel answered:
PRe approved fist time home buyer
If you are going to get pre approved elsewhere, do it all within a 1-2 day window as each inquiry spaced out will ding your credit. If you are borderline on your scores, this could mak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is Bollinger Canyon a good school ?
The question is subjective, therefore consider a visit to the school, spaek to the superintendent, teachers, principal, etc., then determine if your comfort level can be reached; for sc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 22, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Melissa Mcco…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Melissa Mccollum answered:
We are first time home buyers , just wanted to check who are reputable mortgage lending banks in the market. I just know about chase, wells fargo, BOA
Those are really good places, you can also go through a mortgage broker that can place you with a bank that fits your needs as well. Your realtor should be able to help you with that! H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 25, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
We are 1st time home buyers, just wondering how do we go about finding ourselves a good Realtor?
I am happy to help you. Send an e-mail to cindi.hagley@pruca.com and I'll send you a buyer's guide. My team is also happy to assist you. You will have 3 of us working on your behalf!

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 24, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Gale Ranch in San Ramon or Alamo Creek in Danville? Any thoughts?
Danville, in general, has a higher price per square foot than San Ramon and that will probably continue to be the case. East side San Ramon, that is Gale Ranch and Windemere are extrem ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Carl Medford, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Carl Medford answered:
Which High school is better as they all score 10: California High, Dougherty Valley High or Dublin High? Thank you.
How do you categorize "better"?

If you are looking for the absolute best API score:

California High – 891
Dougherty Valley High – 937
Dublin High – 880

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0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Michael Ertem, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Michael Ertem answered:
Hello i am looking hard money loan to buy house $750000 , i have 30% down if you can help me plz email me
Please call me..925-577-0225 Michael Ertem
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Matthew A. B…, Real Estate Pro in Glendora, CA
Matthew A. Bartlett answered:
Does anyone know about any wild life issues with summer hill homes in norris canyon - i see in their contract about racoons, snakes, bob cats, lions?
Hi Kmadhuris,

It appears the Seller's did their part and disclosed in writing the current wild life situation. That is good! Since you still have questions, I recommend that you visi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 7, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
why aren't there homes in Gale Ranch (coyote creek elm) area on the market this time? Is there going to be higher inventory in march/april?
Great question. I actually live very close to Coyote Creek.....it is a highly desirable re of Gale Ranch. Inventory should be poicking up in the next few weeks.....we are seeing it grdu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Fremont USD, OR SR USD WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
You can access the facts & figures by GOOGLE; "alameda schools" and "fremont schools":
From what I saw, there isn't a loser in the bunch.
But, you find different info depending upon E ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Vickie Nagy, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Vickie Nagy answered:
i work at sf. my kids school same. and i live in fremont. for my kids. i am going to move to san ramon.is good options?
Hello Maychen, San Ramon is the top-ranked large unified school district in the state. I have worked with many people relocate from Fremont for the great San Ramon Valley Unified School ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
Input on Loan Pre-Approval and Housing Trends
Input on loans: you need to talk to an experienced loan professional and get fully approved for the mortgage that best suits you. Much more personal information is needed which is not a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 13, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
How much can high voltage power lines affect the value of houses in Gale Ranch?
Amy;

The value of a home is determined by what a specific buyer would pay at a specific time. I feel that it would ultimately depend on market conditions - but I also feel that the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Jumbo loan in CA with less than 20 percent down
Hello Anil, I have some options but not quite up to 1 million. The maximum FHA loan limits is $729,750 but you need to have $22% down to avoid mortgage insurance on an FHA loan. Here ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
My friends are encouraging me to buy a home in San Ramon. They say it has excellent schools and more businesses moving to Bishop Ranch. Your opinion?
Having lived in Dublin for 15 years, I can agree with them competely:
Very desirable, and will stay so.
Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 22, 2013 Home Buying in San Ramon
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker, SRES answered:
Areas of relocation interest, San Ramon, Dublin..etc
Welcome back!

If you are open to the Walnut Creek-Lamorinda areas, you will have many choices for arts and entertainment. It's also just a BART ride away from San Francisco. There a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 19, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What is the best strategy for move-up buyers?
Back in the "dark ages", it was a lot easier to do this; Lenders would help you with Loans that had a CONTINGENCY FOR SALE, or "Bridge Loans", which bridged the gap between the sales.
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
David Bellin…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
David Bellinger answered:
closing of escrow
Plenty of other lenders will do manual underwriting besides Fremont Bank. Fremont Bank tends to focus on high volume refinances and call centers to drive their mortgage business. Their ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 26, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Taj Weldon 2…, Real Estate Pro in Central Valley, CA
Taj Weldon 209-740-4176 answered:
What are the average taxes on a 300.000 home and also what are the HOA fees, and any other fees associated with living in Magnolia Greens
Hi Judy,
Each home has specific tax amounts and HOA fees.

The tax rate is approximately 1.25% of the property's assessed value -Not including any bonds and assessments /mello R ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
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